The journey starts at Marble Arch in London and ends in Cape Town, South Africa. The current record stands at 10 days, three hours and 16 minutes, this is the time the chaps in the Discovery are trying to beat.
Paul Hanson and his step-brother George Coleman set off at 5am on Friday 18 January and are around half way through their journey, currently travelling through Gabon, according to their live tracker.
Britons Cameron Gilg and Walter Kay were first to set the standard. Their attempt to drive from Liverpool to Cape Town in a Morris 8 took 158 days and in years gone by there have been numerous attempts to beat that pioneering time.
In 1963, it took Eric Jackson and Ken Chambers 13 days, eight hours and 48 minutes to do it in their Ford Cortina. In 2010, Chris Rawlings and Steve MacKenney in a Land Rover Discovery made the journey in 11 days, 14 hours and 11 minutes.
The record was broken twice in 2014. The first being in the most unlikely of cars, a Fiat Panda, weapon of choice for Phillip Young and Paul Brace who were first to break the 10 day mark, completing the journey in 10 days 13 hours and 28 minutes.
The current time of 10 days, three hours and 16 minutes set in a Discovery 3 by Stephen Cooper and Robert Belcher is the record the two Brits are hoping to smash.
Follow their journey here http://london-capetown.com/
Good luck guys!
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